Trash, debris, vagrancy RV parking encroachment.
And trust me, you don’t want to know what is in the bushes/trees next to this large group. Started out as just a single car a few weeks ago and has steadily grown.
Amaizing what is allowed on our streets (and in bushes/trees) still after all this time.
This is basically right in between the State of Washington and BottleDrop. The proximity to BottleDrop is one of the major factors in establishment of such camps and conditions around Delta Park Center is similar, but far worse.
In Portland, a relatively common criminal fraud practice is obtaining bottled water in the State of Washington either through scavenging or using EBT; and converting the container into cash at BottleDrop using bike trailers, vehicles without plates or vehicles with Oregon plates as they have been trained to look for people arriving in Mt. Rainier plates.
This happens, because bottles and cans in Washington are not distinguishable from those in Oregon so there are people in Oregon obtaining them for free from Washington or using OfferUp, Craigslist and such to get them so they can cash them in Oregon side illegally. Consequently, public area close to both BottleDrop and WA becomes a DISASTER.
I understand our recycling rates are similar to WA. Is it time to end the deposit for cans/bottles to eliminate the incentive for fraud?
Statistics are only as good as the data going into it. I’m not really sure how accurate it is. The deposit went up to 10 cents in Oregon, because the percentage that was returned for refund relative to deposit charged in Oregon fell below a threshold.
This doesn’t mean all of what wasn’t returned didn’t get recycled. How much of that didn’t get recycled is a mystery. We don’t know accurately how much of the unreturned ones end up in landfill and how much end up getting recycled.
Also, there are people maxing out their food stamps buying cases of bottled water, emptying them out and returning the container for drug cash. This is a common sighting.
Repeal 110 and the bottle bill. They both are just fueling out of control drug addiction. Drive by that Bottle Drop on 122nd lately? It’s horrible.
It’s horrible, but a kiddy game compared to Delta Park.
I think they started clearing out the vagrant drug mobiles finally.
I doubt it. They probably just shuffled elsewhere. There are smug, uppity ivory tower where vagrancy mobiles have NEVER cycled through (Ted Wheeler’s house area, Deborah Kafoury/Charles Hales neighborhood…) , but certain spots are routinely cycled through.
If the timer is going through a cleaning cycle, give it a few weeks and the same exact stretch will likely become infested again.
A teenage security guard just fought and stabbed someone who was apparently smoking drugs at a Bottle Drop. Guess who was arrested?
Is there a way enough people could pressure on the city to get that location closed? It’s clearly a blight on the community.